Professor of Rehabilitation, Aged & Extended Care
Rehabilitation and Aged Care
Professor Maria Crotty is a clinical academic and Rehabilitation Physician. In 2001 she was appointed Professor and Director of Rehabilitation Medicine at Repatriation General Hospital which provides specialist rehabilitation (including stroke and spasticity) services in Southern Adelaide. Her research interests are in hip fracture, stroke rehabilitation and aged care health service research.
MPH, PhD, FAFRM (RACP), FRACGP, FAFPHM
Director, Rehabilitation Medicine - Repatriation General Hospital
Board Member, Fragility Fracture Network (FFN)
Professor Crotty works in a rehabilitation unit and has experience running pragmatic randomised controlled trials in hospital, community and aged care settings. Her trials examine issues of importance to clinicians and policy makers working with disabled and older people so she has undertaken research on new models of care (home rehabilitation, transition care, day rehabilitation). She has extensive experience in recruiting and working with older people with cognitive impairment. In addition she has undertaken evaluations for the Commonwealth including the evaluation of the National Transition Care Program in 2007-8. She has experience in synthesising evidence and has undertaken several Cochrane Reviews including a recent review on Virtual Reality in Stroke Rehabilitation.
She is Director of the Repatriation General Hospital's Rehabilitation Service that treats 190 new strokes each year, treats amputees, hip fracture patients and older adults after acute illness. She is a member of the Australian Rehabilitation Outcome Centre's (AROC) Clinical and Scientific Committee. She sits on the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine's Academic Medicine Committee (2009) and sits on the SA Clinical Senate.
She has experience in working with health service planners and worked on the Task Force Group of the Generational Health Review (South Australia), was Deputy Chair of the South Australian Medical Workforce Reference Group (2005) and was a member of the SA Clinical Rehabilitation Network Executive (2007-2010) which devised the recently published SA Clinical Rehabilitation State-Wide Plan. She was also a member of the Stroke Advisory Committee (2008-2009) which developed the SA Stroke Service Plan and was a member of the National Stroke Foundation's Stroke Guidelines Executive Subcommittee (2010).
|Phone:||+61 8 74250394|
|Location:||Repatriation General Hospital|
|Postal address:||GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia|